Masaya Kanzaki

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Masaya Kanzaki
Kanda University of International Studies
Faculty of Foreign Languages
Job title
Associate Professor
MSc. Ed, in TESOL(Temple University)
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Masaya Kanzaki teaches at Kanda University of International Studies. His research interests include vocabulary acquisition, language testing and corpus linguistics.

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Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2019
Associate Professor, Department of International Communication, Kanda University of International Studies
Apr 2011
Mar 2019
Lecturer, Department of International Communication, Kanda University of International Studies


Jan 2006
Aug 2008
Master of Science in Education (TESOL), Graduate College of Education, Temple University
Apr 1986
Mar 1990
Marine Environmental Engineering, Department of Fisheries, Tokyo University of Fisheries

Committee Memberships

Apr 2018
Japan Language Testing Association  Treasurer

Published Papers

Masaya Kanzaki
The 2017 PanSIG Journa   104-112   Oct 2018   [Refereed]
New question formats for the TOEIC Listening and Reading test were introduced in May 2016. Due to the complex nature of these formats, learners preparing for the test were concerned that the changes might negatively affect their performance on the...
Masaya Kanzaki
The 2016 PanSIG Journal   126-133   Nov 2017   [Refereed]
This study investigated vocabulary coverage of the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) to determine how much vocabulary is needed to understand 90%, 95%, and 98% of the words used in the TOEIC Listening and Reading test. Using ...
Masaya Kanzaki
JALT Postconference Publication   2016(1) 441-448   Aug 2017   [Refereed]
The TOEIC Speaking test is a computer-based examination developed by Educational Testing Service in 2006. This relatively new test was examined in this study with two objectives. The first was to explore correlations between scores of the TOEIC Sp...
Masaya Kanzaki
JALT Postconference Publication   2015(1) 491-498   Aug 2016   [Refereed]
In this study was explored the relationship between university students’ scores on the TOEIC Speaking test and levels of willingness to communicate (WTC) as well as their scores on the TOEIC Listening and Reading test. While some learners are able...
Masaya Kanzaki
The 2015 PanSIG Journal   78-85   May 2016   [Refereed]
This study compares the results of the Minimal English Test (MET), a gap-filling dictation test designed to evaluate the language proficiency of English learners in five minutes, with the results of three different types of the Test of English for...
Masaya Kanzaki
Shiken   19(2) 12-23   Nov 2015   [Refereed]
The Minimal English Test (MET) is a gap-filling dictation test developed by Maki, Wasada and Hashimoto (2003) with a view to evaluating the language proficiency of English learners quickly and easily. In this study, MET results were examined using...
Masaya Kanzaki
JALT2014 Conference Proceedings   626-636   Aug 2015   [Refereed]
Masaya Kanzaki
JALT PanSIG 2014 Conference Proceedings   52-58   May 2015   [Refereed]
Yuki Shibuya, Masaya Kanzaki
The journal of Kanda University of International Studies   27 297-318   Mar 2015
Masaya Kanzaki
JALT2009 Conference Proceedings   740-748   Aug 2010   [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

Vocabulary Used in Medical Research Articles
Masaya Kanzaki
JALT 2017   20 Nov 2017   
Score Comparison of New and Old TOEIC L&R
Masaya Kanzaki
JALT PanSIG 2017   20 May 2017   
Test-Takers' Views on the TOEIC Speaking Test
Masaya Kanzaki
JALT 2016   27 Nov 2016   
Relationships among the TOEIC Speaking, Listening, and Reading Test Scores
Masaya Kanzaki
20th Anniversary Conference of the Japan Language Testing Association   18 Sep 2016   
Lexical Coverage of the TOEIC
Masaya Kanzaki
JALT PanSIG 2016   22 May 2016   
WTC, Native-Speakerism, and TOEIC Scores
Masaya Kanzaki
JALT 2015   22 Nov 2015   
Students’ Views on Teacher-Fronted Grammar Lessons
Masaya Kanzaki
JALT 2015   21 Nov 2015   
Minimal English Test vs. TOEIC
Masaya Kanzaki
JALT PanSIG 2015   16 May 2015   
TOEIC Survey: Speaking vs. Listening and Reading
Masaya Kanzaki
JALT 2014   22 Nov 2014   
Comparing TOEIC and Vocabulary Test Scores
Masaya Kanzaki
JALT PanSIG 2014   21 May 2014